The Wiggles: Emma Watkins, the Yellow Wiggle, to leave children’s music group after 11 years | Ents & Arts News

The Wiggles is set to lose its first female member, after the performer behind Yellow Wiggle announced she was stepping down from the group.

Emma Watkins joined the troupe of children’s performers eleven years ago and spent nine years as the Yellow Wiggle, but will leave at the end of the year to spend more time with her family and focus on her PhD.

In a video statement, Watkins, who was known for incorporating sign language into performances, said that it was now time to “pass the yellow skivvy on”, adding: “Like many people around the world, the pandemic has given me time to reflect on what is important in life.

“For me, that means spending more time at home.

“I am also really looking forward to devoting more time and energy to completing my PhD that incorporates my ongoing passion for sign language, dance and film editing.”

Past and present Wiggles congratulated Watkins on her run in the role, with previous holder of the yellow top Sam Moran saying:…

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